ColinA


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Hollow Swedes

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 11:29

Hello

This year for the first time I have had a problem with hollow swedes some are black inside while others are soft and rotten, in all cases the leaves have been healthy.

I always grow the variety Marion and have not had this problem in ten years, Last year I took over a larger allotment, could the problem be soil born?

Any advice welcome

Storing Dahlia tubers

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:25

Thanks for the info Dave I will try that

Storing Dahlia tubers

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 11:27

Hello

This year for the first time I have grown Dahlias from seed and they have been really successful, I lifted cleaned and put the dry tubers into trays and then into the loft where they are cool and dry.I have just checked them and found that most are covered in a white mold, is this detrimental and if so what do I do to to clean it off and stop it reforming,

Would spraying a mixture of Jeyes fluid control the problem, any advice would be appreciated

Thanks.

Spring shoots in December

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 14:36

Hello

Here in North Yorkshire my snowdrops are about 1in high and I had to cut my lawns yesterday

Leaf blower power problems

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:43

It could also be that the tank vent is blocked by dirt so not allowing air in to replace the fuel used

Gardening and the use of a Wheelbarrow

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 15:24

Done

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 09:14

Will try not to get them mixed up Verdun

 

I just stand tubers on newspaper in trays to allow air circulation

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 15:15

Hi happycottontail

 

I too live in North Yorks, when the corms are dry I store them in an upstairs cool storeroom which is part of the loft, along with apples & onions

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 14:32

I lifted mine ten days ago,cut back the top growth,cleaned most of the damp compost off the base and then left to dry on the greenhouse bench.

Today i snapped off the remaining short stems and am storing them in trays just sat on newspaper,I have done this for several years with no problems, some of the corms are over thirty years old and were my fathers.

seed potatos

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 14:30

Hello

 

This year I have decided to try saving some seed potatoes for next year.

I have just lifted my rows of Romano and selected some smaller ones for seed, what is the best way to store them over the winter months please

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